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Leonard Horner


Scottish geologist and educationalist. Founded the Edinburgh School of Arts in 1821. Warden of University College, London, 1827–31. Inspector of factories, 1833–59. A promoter of science-based education at all social levels. President of the Geological Society of London, 1845–7 and 1860–2. Father-in-law of Charles Lyell. FRS 1813.